Our counselors believe it is through healthy relationships and connection with others that we live a full and authentic life. For many of us, our ability to connect with others has been deeply compromised by heartache, betrayal, rejection, neglect, abuse or trauma. This limits our ability to engage in emotional, relational and sexual intimacy and can result in addiction, further abuse and destroyed relationships.

At Rogue River Counseling our counselors help clients find their way back to the relationships that allow for love and growth. This path is through recovering from addiction, repairing betrayal, healing trauma and understanding our anger, rage, disappointment and hurt. Each of our counselors are uniquely trained to walk with individuals, couples, and families as they navigate this journey towards an unencumbered life that is full of freedom, intimacy and connection.

Meet Our Team

Our team is comprised of experienced, professional counselors
with a variety of counseling specialties.

Jason Hovey LCPC, CSAT

I started Rogue River Counseling because I believe that one of our most fundamental needs is connection.  Knowing and being known. Those who come to our practice generally have had this connection completely  undermined and destroyed.  And some unfortunately have never really had the experience of being known, or the chance to know another.  It is awe-inspiring for me to meet people as they begin to rise out of the ashes of relational distress, betrayal or addiction and begin to find true connection and the freedom to be authentically known and loved.

Before I became a counselor I was a business owner and a custom home builder.  I am a husband, father and friend.  These roles and experiences greatly influence how I function as a therapist and my understanding of the myriad of roles each person plays in life.

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Laura McKenna MS, LCPC, CSAT, CCPS

It is an honor for me to walk with you through the sacred space of healing that so often happens during the process of therapy.  Helping individuals and couples become self-aware and to work toward growth, healing, and connection is what keeps me passionately engaged with this work.

I am a clinically-trained licensed professional counselor with an MS degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Loyola University Maryland.  I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), trained through IITAP, and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS), trained through APSATS.    I have also received training in Gottman Method and Emotionally-Focused Therapy to assist me in my work with couples and have received training in EMDR to help me to work with trauma.

I can provide teletherapy and in-person sessions in Maryland.  I am also licensed in Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania to provide teletherapy.

I look forward to working with you in achieving your goals and being present with you as you move toward the calm waters that await you in this journey of life.

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Counselor Kim Clemens


It is within our lowest, most vulnerable moments that we can start the process of recovery and become more connected to our pain as well as joy. I believe in harnessing personal responsibility and self-reflection to become aware of what we are capable of as human beings. Inherently we are all looking for the person or persons who will and want to look for us in this world, and facilitate a shared connection.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist, and board certified and registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I am training towards an attachment focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) certification. I have taken Ken Adams’ Overcoming Enmeshment training and am knowledgeable in enmeshment recovery. I have trained with Staci Sprout in regards to treating female sex and love addicts, as well as Kelly McDaniel for consultation around the concept of Mother Hunger attachment woundings.

I bring to Rogue River a creative and explorative mindset to cultivate healing in an inherent and body-based way. Clients are free to express themselves through a range of different types of art media including paint, pastel, printmaking, clay, collage, pencil, mixed media, etc. I work with many top down and bottom up processes based on the individual and what works best for them. 

I received my Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. My undergraduate work focused on the areas of Studio Art, Psychology, and Gerontology. I have experience working with those recovering from substance abuse related addictions, sexual trauma, abuse, neglect, sex addiction, pornography addiction, love addiction, and partner betrayal trauma.

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Aaron Tempel LCPC, CSAT

I have always admired the strength and courage it takes for someone to participate in therapy. The people I am lucky enough to work with are resilient and have endured great pain. I am proud to be a part of their recovery, from celebrating successes and overcoming obstacles, to grieving losses and weathering disappointments. The relationship I build with my clients is the most fundamental aspect for change and healing and I pride myself to be a part of my client’s journey to stability, happiness, and contentment.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and National Certified Counselor. I am experienced in working with dual diagnosis and chemical addiction and have special interests in working with trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, sex addiction, and sexual health, attitudes, and functioning. I am an integrative therapist, relying on largely person centered, relationship focused, cognitive behavioral, and emotion focused interventions. I have experience in college settings, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment, and outpatient therapy settings.

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Sex Addiction


Betrayal & Trauma


Partners of Sex Addicts


The Relationship

If you feel swept away by the current, far from life’s comfortable banks, our counselors can help navigate the fierce rapids.